A Life Ruled by Fear

A Life Ruled by Fear

I first encountered the story of the Passion of St. John the Baptist in the Bible I received from my godparents when I made my First Holy Communion.  I sometimes think I am remembering wrong because the horrifying picture of his head on a platter seems like an image...
Love and Fear

Love and Fear

Unless all your Facebook friends think exactly like you, your newsfeed is probably like mine right now–completely polarized on the issue of admitting Syrian refugees to the United States. On one side are those who believe that terrorists will take advantage of...
Is Fear Ruining Childhood?

Is Fear Ruining Childhood?

Like many people approaching the mid-century (ACK!) mark, I look back fondly on childhood as an idyllic episode in my life.  And while it may be true, as Doug Larson says, that “nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days,” I...
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